(i9) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication oo) Pub. No.: US 2006/0079319 Al
Aoki et al. (43) Pub. Date: Apr. 13,2006
(54) WAGERING GAME WITH SHARED PAYOFF BASED ON MULTIPLE PLAYER SELECTIONS
(76) Inventors: Dion K. Aoki, Henderson, NV (US);
Jason C. Gilmore, Scottsdale, AZ
(US); Thomas M. Kopera, Villa Park,
IL (US); Christy Juinsuk Olsen,
Henderson, NV (US)
JENKENS & GILCHRIST, P.C.
225 WEST WASHINGTON
CHICAGO, IL 60606 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 11/238,219
(22) Filed: Sep. 29, 2005
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/614,566, filed on Sep. 30, 2004.
(51) Int. CI.
A63F 13/00 (2006.01)
(52) U.S. CI 463/25
The present invention is directed to a gaming terminal and a method of playing a wagering game at a gaming terminal whereby multiple players make selections and accumulate bonus awards as the game is passed from one player to another. Play continues until a game-terminating object is selected. At that time, each player that participated in the wagering game receives his or her accumulated awards plus any awards won by subsequent players.